Ethics and Narrative in the English Novel, 1880-1914

Ethics and Narrative in the English Novel, 1880-1914

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"A revitalization of the field of ethics and literature has recently gained the attention of scholars in philosophy and literary studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary work in this field by a diverse range of thinkers, including Martha Nussbaum, Emmanuel Levinas, and Paul Ricoeur, Jil Larson offers new readings of late Victorian and turn-of-the-century British fiction to show how ethical concepts can transform our understanding of narratives, just as narratives make possible a valuable, contextualized moral deliberation. Focusing on novels by Thomas Hardy, Sarah Grand, Olive Schreiner, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, Larson explores the conjunction of ethics and fin-de-siecle history and culture through a consideration of what narratives from this period tell us about emotion, reason, and gender, aestheticism, and such speech acts as promising and lying. This book will be of interest to scholars of the nineteenth century and modernism, and all interested in the conjunction of narrative, ethics, and literary theory."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780511047152
0511047150
9781280177828
1280177829
9780511483141
0511483147
9780511119125
0511119127
9780521792820
0521792827
9780511017742
051101774X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 176 pages)

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